10 still in critical condition after London fire

Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police told a press conference the number may change but those believed to have died when the London tower block went up in flames is now in double figures.

As she left St Clement's Church following a visit lasting less than an hour, the PM faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you".

At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London, Scotland Yard said on Saturday, warning that the casualty figures "may increase".

If the number is confirmed, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in London since World War II.

Previous estimates have stepped into triple figures as firefighters search the gutted building flat-by-flat.

Angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday. They also complained that May's visit to the neighborhood was too slow and that support was lacking for those who lost relatives and homes.

As public anger swelled at the unknown death toll - there are 30 confirmed fatalities so far, with dozens more unaccounted for - Downing Street said May was meeting a 15-strong group of victims, residents and volunteer workers at her office.

May said a full inquiry to the chaotic fire would begin, and said the government would find homes for displaced residents within three weeks.

Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King. "As Prime Minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings". "He didn't come with a bunch of police.no one even saw her".

The group, most dressed in casual clothes, did not speak to reporters on their way in.


"We are all desperately sad, we are angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected".

She also claimed that the rescue centres maintained no formal records of those that had attended, and even said one hospital told her they were unable to say whether Mr Alhajali was there for confidentiality reasons.

Criticism of May intensified Friday after she sidestepped questions in a televised interview about whether she had underestimated the public's anger and frustration. While failing to answer, she said the focus was now on providing support to the victims.

The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration.

"In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies", the monarch said.

"United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the Government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something bad has happened".

Her failure to win a majority in an election she did not need to call had already sparked a tumultuous week and pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago.

Britain is now likely to go into arduous talks on Monday about its exit from the European Union with a weakened leader who is dependent on a small Northern Irish party.

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